Imagination Station Science Museum
224 E. Nash St., Wilson. 252-291-5113. www.imaginescience.org.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Activities: Imagination Station brings science to life with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages. While exploring the station, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the human body, electricity, sound, microscopes, wind, animals and more. Guests at the museum will also be able to view live wildlife like pythons, turtles, frogs and albino reptiles. The museum is self-guided and offers daily science programs. The museum suggests planning at least 60-90 minutes during a visit. Following explorations, guests can stop in the Science Store for souvenirs. Beginning March 4, visitors will also be able to enjoy Fabulous Fridays 2-6 p.m. The first event will consist of a Keva Plank challenge that encourages participants to build and design structures.
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Cost: Admission is $5 per person and free for those under age 3 or Imagination Station Science Museum members. Every Saturday Imagination Station offers free general public admission at 11:45 a.m.
Target Audience: All ages.
Directions from uptown: I-85 N. toward Greensboro. Slight right at I-85 BUS N./U.S. 29 N./U.S. 70 E. (signs for I-40 BUS/Greensboro). Continue to follow I-85 BUS N. Continue onto I-40 E. Slight right at Raleigh Chapel-Hill Expressway (signs for I-440/U.S. 1 N./Wade Avenue. Take the I-440 N./U.S. 1 N. exit toward Wake Forest/Rocky Mt./Wilson. Merge onto I-440 E./U.S. 1 N. Continue to follow I-440 E. Take exit 14 toward U.S.-64 E./U.S. 264 E./Wilson/Rocky Mt. Merge onto U.S. 264 E./U.S. 64 E. Continue to follow U.S. 264 E. Continue onto I-795 S. Continue onto U.S. 264 E. Take exit 43A to merge onto U.S. 301 N toward Wilson. Turn left at N.C. 58 N./Nash Street E. Take the second right to stay on N.C. 58 N./Nash Street E.
Distance from Charlotte: About 3 hours and 30 minutes.